The Cybex 2.go is a versatile, five-position carrier that will accommodate newborns (8 pounds) to 44 pounds. Sounds good on paper, but expert and parent reviewers say it's complex to adjust, difficult to get baby in and out and isn't comfortable for their babies. Parents with back problems say this is a great carrier because it transfers the weight to the hips, which means it may not be a great option for people with hip issues.
Mixed reviews on comfort. Parents of smaller children and those with back issues seem to be the biggest fans of the Cybex 2.go. Parents of larger children complain about a lack of leg size options, discomfort with the straps and poor crotch support for their children. While there are no specific complaints about hip problems from users, expert reviewers say the emphasis on shifting the weight to the hips may cause issues for those with hip problems. The baby's weight can be shifted to distribute it to the hip or back. It has good, adjustable head support for infants.
Poor reviews for ease of use. The Cybex 2.go gets a lot of complaints from reviewers about complex adjustments, confusing strap placement and -- most frustrating for parents -- that it takes two people to put the baby in the back carry positions. Not practical for a parent who is alone with the baby, as if often the case. Getting the baby in and out even in the front carrier position is said to be difficult. This carrier is not made specifically for breastfeeding, but one owner said she was able to nurse her child while wearing it.
Durable, with a good weight range. The Cybex 2.go can be used from a newborn (at least 8 pounds) to 44 pounds. Parents say the quality is good and it's easy to clean, just toss it in the washer. Its five carry positions means it can be used past the front-carry stage, and the hip position is great for older toddlers. It's covered by a two-year warranty.
Review Credibility: Excellent The Cybex 2.go comes in at No. 7 out of 15 baby carriers tested, with an overall ranking of 62 out of 100. Ellis notes that the Cybex is versatile and durable but is cumbersome, bulky and not very easy to use. She says there are a lot of buckles, straps and adjustments to fiddle with, but does not feel particularly secure in spite of that. What was really a hassle: It takes two people to put the baby in the back carry position, which she notes is often just not realistic.
Review: Cybex 2.go Review, Lindsay Ellis, Feb. 28, 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good The Cybex 2.go makes this roundup of top baby carriers as selected and reviewed by parent testers for iVillage.com's top product picks of 2012. It was tested by a mom and her 3-month-old son. In one of the briefest carrier reviews in this roundup, the reviewer says it's comfortable for her, but she wishes there were more leg size options for her child. She gives it 4 stars out of 5.
Review: We Love, You Need: The Best Baby Slings, Carriers and Backpacks of 2012, Kate Bayless, March 20, 2012
Review Credibility: Very Good The Cybex 2.go makes this roundup of top baby carriers as a readers' choice. The brief review notes that the Cybex 2.go is a good choice for parents who want a carrier to last into the toddler years, although it's not as supportive for bigger kids.
Review: Babble Best Picks: Baby Carriers, Editors of Babble.com, Not Dated
4. Pregnancy Magazine
Review Credibility: Very Good An unidentified Pregnancy magazine editor gives the Cybex 2.go a very thorough review that is clearly based upon real-world testing. She says it's comfortable for her and her 18.5-pound baby, even on long hikes. She also says she's been able to nurse her child while wearing her front-facing. Her complaints are that it's so complex to adjust that it's best to be used by just one parent so it doesn't have to be re-adjusted, and it's tough to get the baby in and out.
Review: Cybex 2.go Carrier, Editors of Pregnancy magazine, June 5, 2011
Review Credibility: Very Good In just a handful of reviews, the Cybex 2.go earns an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Owners say they like its versatility and it is comfortable for long periods of wearing. They say it's less user-friendly than other carriers, and several say it's difficult to get the baby in and out and the chest strap is not comfortable.
Review: Cybex 2012 2.go Baby Carrier, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Good Unlike most products in this roundup, which get thorough reviews based upon testing and parent input, the Cybex 2.go gets a fairly brief overview. Michelle Horton says it's hard to get the baby in and out, something parent and expert reviewers often note as a con.
Review: Cybex 2.go, Michelle Horton, Sept. 12, 2012